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35 Major’s Path, Suite 101, St. John’s, NL A1A 4Z9

Tel: (709) 777-2041 Fax: (709) 777-2042

Website:  http://www.easternhealth.ca/WebInWeb.aspx?d=2&id=2472&p=2106

Mandate: To help individuals change eating disorder symptoms, challenge thoughts and behaviors, and develop new means of coping with everyday stressors.

Target Population: Clients 15 years of age and older who meet the criteria as described in the DSM-V (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or other specified feeding and eating disorders excluding binge eating, night eating related disorders, or avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

  • The client must be aware of his/her referral to the program and agree to participate in therapy.
  • The client must be medically stable as per Eastern Health’s guidelines.
  • We do not accept referrals for eating difficulties (e.g. fear of swallowing, weight loss management).
  • Individual services can be provided for those following a vegan diet.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • The HOPE Eating Disorders Program is an intensive outpatient treatment program. The program incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to offer group therapy, individual therapy, meal support and family support.

o   The treatment goals are individualized according to the needs of the client and may include improving relationships with food, restoring weight, interrupting the binge/ purge cycle, improving sense of self-worth, and supporting families

  • The program strives to provide a trusting, supportive and consistent environment for individuals and their families on their journey to wellness.
  • A physician referral and follow-up is required during participation in the HOPE program.

o   For clients 18+, the referring physician will complete the Adult Eating Disorder Initial Intake Screen.

o   Clients under 18 will be assessed by the Adolescent Medicine Team and referred to the HOPE program, if appropriate.

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